Maple Leaf Test Rides

The continuing saga of test riding a Supercycle SC1800 (Canadian Tire product # 71-1556)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

km 23442.76

Back on like James Bond! Service interval of October 26, 2012 * Cateye odometer failed at 23233 after 923km. Failure due to open circuit in wyring harness. Replaced wih original Filzer Dz2L with a fresh LR43 battery. (apparently the LR44 also works adequately, but went with the original spec instead) Note: add 23233 to future odometer readings * Replaced broken back axle with cro-mo one...aligned dropouts more precisely this time. * Repaired back fender with Planet bike 'eyebolt'. * Replaced one broken spoke that failed at head * Replaced worn front brake pads. * Repaired failed weld in luggage carrier with tightly wrapped mechanics' annealing wyre. Service interval of November 28, 2012 * Repaired worn back tyre. Cords in outer casing had split, causing tyre liner to show through and ride wobbly. Back tyre is pre owned generic Kenda semi slick kindly donated by generous patron. * Removed badly damaged back mudflap from Planet Bike's 'Freddy Fender' * Noted wear on chain and oiled with Prolink * Noted missing paint and finish wearing off crankset * remarked how original front derailleur still works perfectly with no play between pivots, original grips in pristine condition, sticker still attached to stem.


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